How the Chennault Foundation is Strengthening U.S. – China Relations
- Founding members of the International WWII Museum Association
- Continually making connections to the Chinese community
- Created international partnerships with four Museums in China:
- The Flying Tiger Memorial Museum in Zhijiang
- The Kunming Museum
- The Flying Heritage Park in Guilin.
- Flying Tiger Museum in Chongqing.
- Actively promotes tourism opportunities to Chinese visitors
- Remodeled and expanded Exhibit of General Claire L. Chennault – Way of the Fighter
- Promoting Northeast, La. Economic Development between China and U.S.
The legacy of Gen. Claire L. Chennault and his Flying Tigers is a bond between the peoples of China and the United States. The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and CEO/President Nell Calloway, granddaughter of Gen. Chennault, are dedicated to not only preserving our bond but strengthening it.
This is a critical time in our Museum’s history, as we are seeking funding for our efforts to advance cooperation and friendship by promoting active engagement in education, business and culture between the United States and China.
We strive to create meaningful education programs designed to help American’s understand Chinese culture and to help Chinese understand American culture. We continue to host American and Chinese television crews for documentary and film series. In recognition of the Museum’s efforts, Nell Calloway was awarded the Distinguished Friends of China Award.
The Chennault Foundation was created to support the Chennault Museum with its national and international outreach.
To do this, we are reaching out to the many Chinese and American businesses to enroll in the Chennault Foundation’s Corporate Membership Program. Please help us continue our current mission and help us plan for the future by purchasing a Corporate Membership.
In 1937, Claire Chennault led the charge to go to China and fight back against the Japanese. By doing so, he not only helped save China, but built an infrastructure for the war that was to come for the U.S. The legacy of Gen. Claire L. Chennault and his Flying Tigers fighter group is a bond between the people of China and the United States, forged during some of the darkest hours the world has ever known.
The Chennault Foundation was established to continue to build on that bond. The Chennault Foundation’s mission is to advance cooperation and friendship by promoting active engagement in education, business and culture between the peoples of the United States and China.
The Chennault Foundation currently helps to support the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum, and its efforts are part of a larger vision- building the Chennault Flying Tiger Institute to ensure the establishment of a new course in our history. The Institute will be an international center, where ideas can be discussed and furthered through education and diplomacy.
In General Chennault’s own words, written in 1949: “It is my fondest hope that the sign of the Flying Tiger will remain aloft just as long as it is needed and that it will always be remembered on both shores of the Pacific as the symbol of two great peoples working toward a common goal in war and peace.”
As Gen. Chennault and the Flying Tigers changed our history in World War II, let us change history for the next generation. By supporting the Chennault Foundation, you can help us make a difference in our world. Both personal and corporate memberships are available.
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and CEO/President Nell Calloway, granddaughter of Gen. Chennault, is dedicated to not only preserving our bond but strengthening it.